This certificate is designed for RPNs employed in and/or seeking to advance their practice in obstetric nursing following a holistic, comprehensive model of care. Content spans pregnancy through postpartum and newborn with a focus on low risk situations and settings. It includes understanding historical perspectives and current themes, relevant assessments, evidence-informed nursing interventions, and development of collaborative partnerships with obstetrical clients, families, support persons, and other interprofessional team members.
There are opportunities for developing high level critical thinking, care planning, leadership and professional practice skills while exploring personal reflection and ethics. Special attention is paid to current trends in maternity care in hospital and community settings in Canada. This certificate is based on the Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses (CAPWHN) Perinatal nursing standards in Canada and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) competencies for perinatal nurses.
Humber also offers Obstetrics Nursing – RN Certificate.
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|OBST 508: Breastfeeding Basics|
|OBST 520: Essentials of Pre-Pregnancy and Prenatal Care|
|OBST 521: Understanding Labour, Birth and Women and Newborns at Low Risk|
|OBST 524: Postpartum and newborn: Assessment and initial management|
|OBST 529: Obstetric Nursing - Clinical Practicum for the RPN|